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Topic: Mile-A-Minutes, Grannys & 16" Squares...oh my!  (Read 2978 times)
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jienee
« on: November 29, 2007 07:06:10 PM »

I made a bunch of afghans for Christmas gifts last year and didn't get a chance to post them.  Here are a few of my faves.

Granny Mile-A-Minute Afghan (VINEYARD IN THE VALLEY):  Made for a huge Calgary Flames fan (NHL team).  I was lucky enough to find colors that matched exactly...she was quite impressed and loved it.



PATTERN INFO:  Vineyard in The Valley From Crochet for Caring and Sharing Pages 46-47 copyright 2004. Designed by Anne Halliday.
 
I got this pattern the Annie's Attic Free Pattern of the Day site.  It's been featured twice so there's a chance they'll post it again so I think it's worth checking out the site everyday just in case. http://www.anniesattic.com/free_pattern_day/index.html




16" Squares Afghan (CHOCOLATE DREAMS AFGHAN):  Twelve 16" squares make up this afghan. I changed the colors for the center squares for a bit of contrast.  This was a birthday gift.

PDF LINK: www.spatulagraphics.com/HnC/ChocolateDreams.pdf




Mile-A-Minute (LW1247 SPRING FLING Coats and Clark Leaflet):  Another MAM that was quick and convenient to whip up.

PATTERN INFO:  Coats and Clark Leaflet LW1247 Spring Fling Afghan. Designed by Glenda Winkleman. Copyright 1999.

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007 07:19:35 PM »

those are wonderful!
Do you happen to have the pattern for the granny mam?
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007 07:20:04 PM »

these are really pretty. I bet they'd make good tablecloths for small tables - like vanities...
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007 08:51:57 PM »

Great work!  Do you have the pattern for the outer squares on the second afghan?
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007 09:15:51 PM »

wow wow wow o wow o wow. you rock!

i see 6 rows of 16 granny squares. what are the dimensions of the finished afghan?

same with the one with rows, i really like that. how many stitches in the initial chain? dimensions of finished 'ghan?
i am just wrapping up a queen sized granny rectangle afghan, man is it EVER big. next time i'm going a little smaller. whew.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007 09:21:30 PM »

If you could find the pattern for the second afghan, I would be so happy. My grandmother made a blanket for me using that exact pattern and I would love to be able to make my own!
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007 10:03:27 PM »

Thank you all for the wonderful compliments...I'm blushing!  As for the questions about the patterns I'll answer each one and edit my post to include it with the pics.

Knichole: I got the Granny MAM pattern from Annie's Attic Free Pattern of The Day site.  It was featured twice so there's a possibility they'll post it again.  Check the site everyday because they might re-post it.

http://www.anniesattic.com/free_pattern_day/index.html

Here are the particulars for the pattern if you want to try eBay or other sources:  Vineyard in The Valley From Crochet for Caring and Sharing Pages 46-47 copyright 2004. Designed by Anne Halliday

BoxOfRocks & dinkems : Your wish is my command!  I am a jienee after all right?  Lame attempt at humor...heh heh!  Here's the PDF file for the pattern.  It's called "Chocolate Dreams Afghan" and the square size is actually 16" with 12 squares making up the whole afghan.  Enjoy!

PATTERN LINK: www.spatulagraphics.com/HnC/ChocolateDreams.pdf

BoxOfRocks: Forgot to mention that the center squares were made using the same pattern as the outer squares.  I just used two colors to add some dimension.

MonkeyThumb : The granny square afghan measured 50.5" x 69.5".  The finished dimensions for the chain afghan was supposed to be 48" x 66" but it came out a little shy of that (didn't take a final measurement).

Also, the strips are made in two layers...the first is with a row of repeating shells then the outer layer is crocheted in rounds around the shell row so there's no initial chain.

Talk about having flashbacks...I too tackled a queen-sized granny afghan a while back so I definitely feel your pain.  LOL!  Hang in there...the extra time and labor you're putting into it will make your afghan all the more special.
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007 06:50:21 AM »

thank you miss jienee!
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007 07:18:53 AM »

yes, thank you very much! you know it's amazing when every single post asks you for instructions, ha ha.
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2007 11:33:47 PM »

A very belated but heartfelt thank you!
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